Close by, you have another palace house. The Palace of Peciña Samaniego, also known as the House of the Indiano, dates back to the 17th century and was designed by Andrés de Bença.

Now, it’s important not to get lost. Head up to Calle Mayor. To reach this street, if you’re facing the Marqués de Solana House, you would go up the stairs on the right-hand side and the small ramp that also goes up. Once you reach that street, turn left and walk all the way to the end, until you reach the façade of Bodegas Izadi.

There, on the side with even-numbered entrances, you will pass through a door with the logo of the Regulatory Council of Rioja; specifically, the one in the photo. Note the number on it, which we’ve blurred here because it’s an exam question…

Logo consejo regulador en Villabuena de Álava - Eskuernaga

We take this opportunity to tell you that Rioja wine is only the one that bears the Rioja label on the bottle, either with the logo in the photo or with the new identity. Nowadays, you will find four elements on the label: the logo, which depending on the color, may indicate different types of wine; the hologram to prevent counterfeiting; the batch number, and the vintage year.

Regarding the colors, we distinguish:

  • Green for generic wine and single vineyard.
  • Red for crianza wine.
  • Garnet for reserva wines.
  • Blue for gran reserva wines.